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Thursday, October 28, 2010


Helleborus x hybridus ‘Havington Red’, Watercolor on Vellum by Annie Patterson

A designer for 30 years, Annie is a plant grower and collector. Deciding to devote more time to painting, she completed a botanical painting course at the English Gardening School in 2000 under the tutelage of Anne Marie Evans. Exhibitions followed in London, the US, France, at the Royal Horticultural Society, and recently in Germany. Now living in the Loire Valley, France, she will continue to paint, exhibit, and grow new subjects. She is a Fellow of Hampton Court Palace Florilegium, with work in the permanent collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and The Highgrove Florilegium.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wild Blackberry

Rubus allegheniensis, Watercolor by George Olson
Born in Minnesota, George Olson taught art at the College of Wooster in Ohio until his retirement in 2000. Olson’s exhibitions include the British Museum (Natural History), Seventh International Exhibition of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Missouri Botanical Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Royal Horticultural Society in London. His work has been included in many juried exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Seattle. Olson’s book, The Elemental Prairie: Sixty Tallgrass Plants, (University of Iowa Press) was published in 2005 and he contributed a number of medieval plant illustrations to C. Paul Christianson’s The Riverside Gardens of Thomas More’s London (Yale/Mellon).